2016 World Cup of Hockey

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Joe Thornton
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Position
Forward
Date of Birth
07-02-1979
HT/WT
6'4 / 220
Shoots
L
Hometown
St. Thomas, Ont
Teams
2016 World Cup of Hockey - Canada

Biography

HOCKEY CANADA BACKGROUND

Attended Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp in Calgary, Alta., in August 2013 … Won a gold medal with Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C. … Attended Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp in Calgary, Alta., in August 2009 … Played for Canada at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy, finishing seventh … Won a silver medal with Canada at the 2005 IIHF World Championship in Austria, and was named MVP and to the media all-star team … Won the 2004 World Cup of Hockey with Canada … Played for Canada at the 2001 IIHF World Championship in Germany, finishing fifth … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Junior Team at the 1997 IIHF World Junior Championship in Switzerland … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 1996 Pacific Cup in Nelson and Castlegar, B.C. … Won a gold medal with Ontario at the 1995 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Moncton, N.B.

HOCKEY BACKGROUND

2015-16: His 18th NHL season, 11th with San Jose … Reached the Stanley Cup Final with San Jose … Named to the NHL Second All-Star Team … Led San Jose in scoring … Fourth in NHL scoring … Second in the NHL in assists (63) … Fifth in the NHL in power-play points (29) … Recorded his 1,300th NHL point on Jan. 26 vs. Colorado … 2014-15: Third in San Jose scoring … Tied for seventh in the NHL in assists (49) … Recorded his 1,200th NHL point on Oct. 18 vs. New Jersey … 2013-14: Spent four seasons (2010-14) as San Jose captain … Second in San Jose scoring … Second in the NHL in assists (65) … 10th in the NHL in face-off win percentage (56.1%) … 2012-13: Led San Jose in scoring … Fourth in the NHL in face-off win percentage (58.5%) … Tied for sixth in the NHL in power-play points (21) … Recorded his 1,100th NHL point on March 2 vs. Nashville … Played 33 games for HC Davos (Switzerland) during the NHL lockout … Helped HC Davos reach the championship game at the Spengler Cup … 2011-12: Led San Jose in scoring … Tied for third in the NHL in assists (59) … Fourth in the NHL in takeaways (96) … Played in his 1,000th NHL game on Oct. 21 vs. New Jersey … 2010-11: Second in San Jose scoring … Tied for 10th in the NHL in assists (49) … Led the NHL in takeaways (114) … Recorded his 1,000th NHL point on April 8 vs. Phoenix … Scored his 300th NHL goal on Feb. 22 vs. Detroit … 2009-10: Led San Jose in scoring … Eighth in NHL scoring … Second in the NHL in assists (69) … Recorded his 900th NHL point on Jan. 4 vs. Los Angeles … 2008-09: Led San Jose in scoring … Seventh in the NHL in assists (61) … Recorded his 800th NHL point on Dec. 31 vs. Minnesota … Captained the Western Conference at the NHL All-Star Game … 2007-08: Named to the NHL Second All-Star Team … Led San Jose in scoring … Fifth in NHL scoring … Led the NHL in assists (67) … Recorded his 700th NHL point on Dec. 20 vs. Phoenix … Played in the NHL All-Star Game … 2006-07: Led San Jose in scoring … Second in NHL scoring … Led the NHL in assists (92) … Second in the NHL in power-play points (54) … Scored his 200th NHL goal on Dec. 31 vs. Dallas … Played in the NHL All-Star Game … 2005-06: Won the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP … Won the Art Ross Trophy as NHL scoring leader … Named to the NHL First All-Star Team … Led the NHL in assists (96) … Tied for fourth in the NHL in power-play points (51) … Traded to San Jose by the Boston Bruins on Nov. 30 … First player in NHL history to win the Hart Trophy in a season in which he was traded … Boston captain from the start of the 2002-03 season until the trade … Recorded his 500th NHL point on Nov. 20 vs. New York Rangers … 2004-05: Played with HC Davos (Switzerland) during the NHL lockout … Won the National League A championship with HC Davos … Named NLA MVP … Won the Spengler Cup with HC Davos … 2003-04: Led Boston in scoring … Played in the NHL All-Star Game … 2002-03: Named to the NHL Second All-Star Team … Led Boston in scoring … Third in NHL scoring … Second in the NHL in assists (65) … 2001-02: Second in Boston scoring … 2000-01: Third in Boston scoring … Tied for second in the NHL in power-play goals (19) … 1999-2000: Led Boston in scoring … Only player in the NHL to lead his team in points (60) and penalty minutes (82) … 1998-99: Fifth in Boston scoring … 1997-98: 17th in Boston scoring … Scored his first NHL goal and recorded his first NHL point on Dec. 3 vs. Philadelphia … Made his NHL debut on Oct. 8 vs. Phoenix … Amateur: Played two seasons of Major Junior hockey (1995-97) with the OHL’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds … Named to the CHL Second All-Star Team in 1996-97 … Named CHL Rookie of the Year in 1995-96 … Won the Emms Family Award as OHL rookie of the year in 1995-96 … Named to the CHL All-Rookie Team in 1995-96 … Minor Hockey: Lists Brian Muskat as his favourite minor hockey coach

PERSONAL

Married to wife Tabea … Has one son, River, and one daughter … Ayla … Son of Wayne and Mary … Has two brothers, John and Alex … Favourite player growing up: Pat LaFontaine 

Statistics

Games Played
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Assists
PIM
6
2
1
1
2

Tournament Game Log

Date
Points
Goals
Assists
PIM
Sep 29, 2016
0
0
0
0
Sep 27, 2016
0
0
0
0
Sep 24, 2016
0
0
0
0
Sep 21, 2016
0
0
0
2
Sep 20, 2016
1
0
1
0
Sep 17, 2016
1
1
0
0

Past Events

Event
GP
P
G
A
PIM
2016 World Cup of Hockey
9
3
1
2
4
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Photos
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – HCL 2 (Championship)
Three second-period goals helped Canada to its 14th Spengler Cup.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 3 – MIN 2 (Semifinal)
Marc-Antoine Pouliot had three points, and Canada advanced to the Spengler Cup championship game.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – MHK 1 (Quarter-Final)
Raymond, Gormley and Ebbett had 1G 2A each, and Canada advanced.
2016-17 NMT - CAN 4 – HCD 3 (Preliminary)
Ebbett scored the winner, and Canada edged the Spengler Cup hosts.
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